So, what exactly do I have to say to the world? I have no idea. I will start by introducing myself.
I am a former elementary school teacher who became frustrated by the politics of it all. However, I simply couldn’t leave education–I wholeheartedly believe in education…so I decided I should pursue a Ph.D. in early childhood education. I’m currently working on my Ph.D., and I’m about a year away from beginning my dissertation. What is my goal after Ph.D.? That is a good question! “Be the change you wish to see in this world”, Gandhi. I guess that’s my goal–I hope to help change education for the better.
Teaching, working on my master’s degree, and Ph.D. work has taken its toll on me, physically. Teaching caused a lot of stress eating, which caused a lot of weight gain. Working on my master’s degree, and now Ph.D. required/requires a lot of time sitting in front of my computer–drastically reducing the amount of time I spent/spend being active. So basically: stress eating + lack of physical activity = weight gain.
I hope to use this blog for several things: 1. a journal documenting my journey toward a more healthy lifestyle 2. a tool to help keep me accountable to the lifestyle changes I make 3. a place to share the strange and peculiar events that happen so often in graduate school 4. an outlet for complaining, crying, whining, and feeling sorry for myself 5. a place to celebrate, brag, and be proud of my accomplishments (FYI…I expect more complaining, crying, whining, and self-pity than celebrating, bragging, and proud moments).
Ok, so I’m going to set my first goal (drumroll)…tomorrow, I am drinking water, and only water. I know, I know, it’s not much, but I have to start somewhere, and I’ve always heard it’s best to start small with attainable goals. So…will I be successful with my first goal??? I guess you’ll just have to wait and see tomorrow. Stay tuned!